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Riverkings 2018-19 Hockey


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Watch all the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings with the Wisconsin Rapids Community Media.  Art and Milt take time to tape the games, commentate on them, and then do editing to show you the game with replays and the whole kit-n-kaboodle!  Please check them out on facebook or youtube!  The links are below!

What is going on this season?

1-11-19 Game against the Dells Ducks

Riverkings fall in a tough battle on the road against the Wisconsin Dells Ducks 1-0. The Riverkings and Ducks face off tomorrow night at SWCRC, puck drops at 7 PM as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive

1-4-19 Riverkings Start the Weekend Strong

Riverkings take home a 4-1 victory on night one against the Minnesota Moose! Jesse Edwards had two goals on the night along with Harlads Jirgens and Bradly McDonald finding the back of the net. Stevenson, MacKenzie, Young, Fleming, Millius, Peterson, and Ey all had assists on the night. Drake Bradshaw picked up the win in goal turning aside 20 shots. Riverkings are back in action tomorrow night against the Moose at 7PM at SWCRC as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive

12-22-2018 Riverkings end the weekend with another W

Riverkings complete the showcase sweep with a 5-2 win against the Dells Ducks. Thimo Ey picked up his first juniors hat trick! Rich Young and Jered Stevenson also picked up goals in the game. Riverkings head home for break and will be back in action beginning of January! Happy Holidays and see you in 2019! #SeasonFiveLookAlive #MidwestChicagoShowcase

12-21-2018 Riverkings get a W against the Decatur Blaze

Riverkings take home their third win of the weekend with a 2-0 defeat of the Decatur Blaze! Rich Young got on the board in the first period. Haralds Jirgens claimed an open net goal at the end of the game. Riverkings play the Dells Ducks tomorrow afternoon at 4:40PM for their final game of the Midwest Chicago Showcase as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive#MidwestChicagoShowcase

12-20-2018 Riverkings Beat the Ducks in the Dells

Riverkings take home the win against the Wisconsin Dells Ducks at their home ice. Period one remained scoreless on both ends. In the second period the Riverkings were cookin’ as Adam Peterson cracked the seal on the net with the help of Young and Erdmann. Soon after Luke Millius scored with assists going to Jirgens and Smith. On the power play Jordan Stear found the back of the net with Fleming and Ey setting him up. Rich Young hit the back of the net with the help of MacKenzie and Edwards. The second ended 4-0 Riverkings. The Dells Ducks got one on the board in the third. The final ended 4-1! The Riverking head to Chicago for the MidWest Showcase. First game tomorrow is at 12:20 against the Motor City Hockey Club as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive

12-14-2018 Friday night vs Steele County

Riverkings rock the Steele County Blades in a 10-0 blow out! Cole Creger lit the lamp 24 seconds into the game with the help of Ey and Peterson. Luke Millius scored with the help of Erdmann and Dey. Not short after Raymond Fleming found the back of the net with assists awarded to Stear and Peterson. The first ended 3-0! Half way through the second Adam Peterson snuck one in with the help of MacKenzie and Creger! Rich Young found the goal with help of Stevenson and Jirgens and the second ended 5-0! Tanner Dey started off the scoring in the third with the help of Max Moore and Millius. The scoring continued with Jered Stevenson finding the back of the net with assistance from Edwards and Young. Adam Peterson got his second of the night with assists going to Creger and Erdmann. Tanner Dey also got his second of the night with assists claimed by Trevino and M. Moore. Jesse Edwards capped off the night with a goal, assists going to Peterson and Young. Drake Bradshaw kept the net clean with a shutout on the night and the team kept the Blades to 15 shots for the night!  Head to SWCRC to watch night two against the Steele County Blades as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive

12-8-2018 Saturday night game

The Riverkings lose 2-1 in hard fought in second game Vs Chicago @SWCRC to split the two game home series in USPHL action. Raymond Fleming has the line goal in a Riverking power-play and Dom Paciocco made 19 saves in the lose.


Riverkings return to action this Friday and Saturday as they welcome Steele County Blades to town. Both games start at 7:00pm.


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12-7-18. New Riverkings!!

Riverkings add two new defensemen to the roster. Evan Erdmann is a 99 LD traded from the Kasson Vipers. Erdmann hails from Rhinelander, WI and is the only Wisconsin native on the team this season. Erdmann will wear the jersey number 20. Haralds Jirgens is an 00 LD Latvian native who comes to us from NCDC Syracuse. Haralds played for the U17 Latvian national team and also played at the Hill Academy in Toronto with current Riverking Dom Paciocco! We are excited for these new additions to the team. Riverkings play the Chicago Cougars tonight at 7PM at the SWCRC! Be sure to make it out to the game as we continue to build hockey up and down the river.

12-2-18: Forward Player Of The Month: USPHL Premier / Midwest Divisions

Forward: Adam Peterson, Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings. 
Nobody scores more clutch goals in the USPHL’s Midwest Division than this ‘98 from Chicago, a four-year Riverkings veteran. He has five game-winning goals (tied for third in the entire league) and one more shootout winner. Thus, half of the Riverkings’ 12 wins this year have Peterson’s stamp on it. 

Three of his five game-winners came in his last four games of November, including the OT game-winner on Nov. 30 to end the month. He has helped Wisconsin go 7-2-1-1 in its last 10 games after a mediocre 5-6-0-0 start. 

Like his team, Peterson has gotten better as the season has progressed. He has scored 18 points in nine games, scoring points in eight of those contests. That is a large portion of his total 25 points scored this year. His 15 goals scored ranks 14th in the league. 

11-30-18 Riverkings take game one against the Ox in OT

Riverkings come out on top last night against the Minnesota Blue Ox 6-5 in an OT win! The first period started off with Jered Stevenson finding the net, he was assisted by Collin Moore and Evan Erdmann. Chase MacKenzie also scored with he help of Adam Peterson. The first ended with the board reading 2-0. The penalty box was busy all night from both sides as the teams continued to battle. Jesse Edwards, Thimo Ey, and Jered Stevenson scored during the second and Jordan Stear picked up two assists along with Jered Stevenson, Raymond Fleming, and Jesse Edwards also claiming assists. The end of the second read 5-1. The Riverkings fought hard, but the third ended with a tie 5-5 sending the teams to overtime. Only 55 seconds into Overtime play Adam Peterson found the back of the net all by himself. Riverkings play the Blue Ox in Coon Rapids again at 7 PM as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive

11-15 to 11-17-18. Islanders USPHL showcase in Boston Mass. The Riverkings leave with a 2-2 record.

11-9-18: Another W in the Books

Wisconsin Rapids RiverKings Junior A Hockey

Published by Mackenzie Boivin · 13 hrs · 

Riverkings win against the Rum River Mallards on home ice 5-2! The Riverkings are 2-0 against the Mallards on the road this season. Two minutes into the period the scoring began as Rich Young slapped one in against the Mallards with the help of Jesse Edwards and Tomas Krchnak. Goalie, Dom Paciocco, kept the net in order defending all shots thrown his way. Thimo Ey sunk one in, Adam Peterson and Carson Bayoff claiming assists on the play. The first period ended 2-0. Seven minutes into the second Payton Carter lit the lamp with the help of Zack Miceli and Carson Bayoff. Adam Peterson wasted no time scoring 40 seconds later with assistance from Cole Creger and Zack Hartley. The second ended 4-0. Adam Peterson claimed his second goal of the night with the help of Jordan Stear and Cole Creger! Tonight, Adam Peterson surpassed Ryan Mantz for all time goal scorer! Don’t miss tomorrow night at 7PM at SWCRC as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive

Players of the week ending November 4, 2018

The #PlayersOfTheWeek from the#USPHLPremier's Midwest West, Midwest East and Great Lakes Divisions have been announced. Congratulate this group from the Wisconsin Rapids RiverKings Junior A HockeyDecatur Blaze andDells Ducks Hockey (Official)

11-2-18: A Big W for the First Home Game

The Riverkings take home the W against the Kasson Vipers to start off the Home Opener weekend, score board reading 6-3! While the Kasson Vipers were the first to score, Rich Young answered soon after with assists from Jered Stevenson and Zack Hartley. End of period one ended with 2-1 Kasson Leading. Jered Stevenson quickly responded with a goal of his own with the help of D-men Jordan Stear and Raymond Fleming. Thimo Ey sunk one in with Cole Creger and Jordan Stear grabbing the assists. The second ended 3-3. The Riverkings lit up the scoreboard in the final frame as Thimo Ey grabbed his second of the night with the help of Adam Peterson and Cole Creger. Raymond Fleming found the back of the net with the help of Carson Bayoff and Luke Millius. Adam Peterson was the last scorer of the night with the help of Cole Creger and Jered Stevenson. The attendance was great with 475 in attendance to help cheer the team to victory. Be sure to be there for night two of the Home Opener weekend for puck drop at 7 PM! Building hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive

Halloween Fun

Tonight the Riverkings had their annual Pumpkin Painting with SWCRC Mites! This tradition stand five years strong and the Riverkings players have just as much fun as the Mites! Mites Coordinator Dr. Missy Cook had nothing but great comments about the event saying, “The kids look forward to this night every year. Having the Riverkings come and help the kids, even just talking with them, really means a lot. They all look up to these boys. Big thank you to Marty and the Riverkings from all the 2018-2019 mites!!!” The Riverkings also received a new fog machine and brand new Chuck-A-Pucks from Subway! The boys are getting excited to be back in action this Friday and Saturday for the Home Opener at 7PM vs the Kasson Vipers as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive

Season Passes

The Riverkings will be back in action at the South Wood County Rec Center the first weekend of November! The Riverkings have 17 regular season games at home this season! Be sure to get your Riverkings Season Pass this season for $100! Save money and support your Riverkings at every home game this season! To order season passes call 518-837-7099 or buy them at the home opener game, Friday, November 2nd. Game day tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (60+), $2 for children (18 and under) and Active Military, and free for SWC youth hockey. We can’t wait to see you all this season as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive

What an excited guy!

First Riverkings season pass holder Jesse Brandl and his wife Mary Jo Brandl.
Mr Brandl is a loyal  Riverkings fan and received some Riverkings swag from GM/Head Coach Marty Quarters when he picked up his season pass. Riverking rookie Kyle Smith is pictured with Mr Brandl.

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Chicago showcase final

The Riverkings end the USPHL Chicago Showcase with a 2-2 record. Thursday brought the Riverkings a win with Ey and MacKenzie finding the next and Peterson capitalizing with two goals to total a 4-1 victory over the Midwest Blackbirds. Friday the Riverkings fell 0-4 against the Lansing Wolves fighting off an aggressive game. Saturday’s first game brought a thrilling battle going into a shootout where Adam Peterson sunk one in against the Florida Junior Blades. Parker Rutherford was in net and took home the win with his shutout performance. Saturday night, Adam Peterson, with the help of Collin Moore, got the boys on the board in the first half. Coming out in the second half Jered Stevenson started the scoring for the period half way through with the help of Chase MacKenzie and Cole Creger. The  defending league champions, Hampton Roads Whalers, followed quickly and took home the win. The final score read 2-4 Hampton. Next week the Riverkings head to Minnesota to face the Minnesota Mullets as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive

1-12-19 The Riverkings Shoot Down the Ducks

Riverkings defeat the Dells at home 9-1! Jesse Edwards and Jered Stevenson scored two on the night. Haralds Jirgens, Raymond Fleming, Kyle Smith, Jordan Stear, and Tanner Dey each claimed a goal. Creger, Erdmann, MacKenzie, Jirgens, Peterson, Stevenson, Edwards, M. Moore, Hartley, and Fleming all had assists on the night! Riverkings had a large crowd tonight clinching a playoff birth with a 21-12 record! Riverkings head to Steele County next weekend as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive

1-5-19 Riverkings Sweep the Moose back to Minnesota

Riverkings sweep the weekend with a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Moose. Peterson had two on the night, Thimo Ey, Raymond Fleming, Max Moore, Jesse Edwards also scored. Thimo Ey, claiming two assists on the night along with Erdmann, Stear, and Peterson collecting an assist each. The Riverkings will be back in action next weekend in the Dells Friday night and home Saturday night as we continue to build hockey up and down the rive. #SeasonFiveLookAlive

USPHL MidWest Premier Goaltender of the Month of December: Drake Bradshaw

Drake Bradshaw (‘99/Lapeer, Mich.) was clutch throughout the month of December for a clutch Riverkings team that went 7-2 overall and was yet another 4-0 team at the USPHL Midwest Showcase.

Bradshaw earned one of his two shutouts on the month at the showcase. He never let in more than two goals in any one of his six total appearances. He finished December with a 4-1 record personally, and a 1.34 goals against average. He faced 97 shots for the month and turned away 92 for a .949 save percentage. That falls around where he’s been all season, and his overall .947 save percentage is good for sixth in the 51-team USPHL Premier Division (among goalies with at least 10 appearances). He is seventh in league shutouts with three so far this season.

12-21-18 Riverkings defeat Motor City in Chicago

Riverkings defeat MidWest East first place team Motor City Hockey Club in a 3-0 win! Dom Paciocco picked up a shutout and Thimo Ey, Adam Peterson, and Raymond Fleming claimed goals. Riverkings play again tonight against the Decatur Blaze at 6:50PM as the continue in the MidWest Chicago Showcase. #SeasinFiveLookAlive #MidWestChicagoShowcase

12-15-18 Game 2 in the series against the Steele County Blades

Riverkings split the weekend against the Steele County Blades. Steele County scored their first point of the weekend with 4:30 left in the first period. Riverkings answered on a power play with Thimo Ey capitalizing with the help of defensive pairing Fleming and Stear. The first ended 1-1. The second period Jesse Edwards found the back of the net with the help of Young and Erdmann. The Blades scored three in the second putting the scoreboard at 2-4 Steele County. The third period the Blades put another on the board. Final score reading 2-5 Steele County. Riverkings head to the Wisconsin Dells for a game Thursday night before the USPHL Chicago Showcase Friday through Sunday as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFIveLookAlive

12-7-18 Premier Midwest-West Player of the month

Riverkings win in OT @SWCRC Friday over Chicago 2-1. New player, Haralds Jirgens had a positive effect scoring the game winner in his first game.
The Riverkings take on Chicago again tomorrow (Saturday) at home. Puck drops at 7pm, remember to bring a toy for Toys for Tots. 

Photo: Adam Peterson received the USPHL Premier MidWest player of the month and is pictured with SWCRC GM Jim Arnold and OG Riverking Ryan Gill.

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12-1-18: Game 2 against the Blue Ox

 The Riverkings fought hard Saturday night but ended up splitting the weekend against the Blue Ox with a 6-7 loss. The Blue Ox jumped out ahead in the first but that didn’t stop the team from getting themselves on the board. Zack Hartley claimed a goal with the help of Jesse Edwards and Rich young. Adam Peterson closed out the first period with a goal assisted by Jordan Stear and Thimo Ey. The end of the first read 2-4 Ox. The second began with Adam Peterson finding the net again assistance coming from Thimo Ey and Chase MacKenzie. Cole Creger and Thimo Ey got back to back goals in the 4th minute of the second period with Peterson, Creger, and Ey claiming assists. The second ended 5-6 Ox. Tomas Krchnak helped tie the game in third with Kyle Smith and Luke Millius getting the assists. The game ended 6-7 Ox. The Riverkings will be back at home this coming weekend 12/7-8 to play against the Chicago Cougars as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive

11-20-18 Congratulations to our USPHL Premier Players Of The Week from the Midwest divisions (Midwest East, Midwest West, Great Lakes).

     Forward Adam Peterson (‘98/Chicago, Ill.) had a huge weekend at the Islanders Hockey Club Showcase near Boston. Against the New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs on Nov. 15, he picked up two goals and an assist, including the game-winner as the Riverkings came back from a 2-0 deficit. He had a goal and an assist against the New Jersey Hitmen, and the game-winning goal against the Jersey Shore Whalers. That six-point weekend gave him 14 goals and 25 points in 17 games, good for eighth in the entire Midwest region of the USPHL. 

11-11-18 Packer Game

Riverkings has their annual fundraising event by working at Lambeau Field during the football game this past Sunday. The boys helped in the concessions passing out food and beverages to fans in attendance! The Riverkings head to Boston this Thursday for the USPHL Showcase as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive

11-10-18 Sweep, sweep, sweep

The Riverkings sweep the Rum River Mallards at home with an overall match up record of 4-0 Riverkings! The Saturday Night began with Rich Young scoring with seven minutes left in the first period with the help of Tomas Krchnak and Zack Hartley. The Riverkings were battling hard against the Rum River Mallards as the second period ended with the penalty box filled up on both sides with very physical play at the end of the second. 1-0 Riverkings.  The third period the Mallards scored to tie the game up. The third ended in 1-1 sending the game into overtime! The Mallards took a penalty early in OT giving the Riverkings a power play opportunity! Raymond Fleming capitalized on the Riverkings position ending OT in a 1:17 with assists going to Jordan Stear and Cole Creger. Riverkings capitalize on their weekend with their home record improving to 4-0 as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive

Minnesota Showcase

The Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings entered the USPHL Minnesota showcase in conjunction with the MIAC tournament. The games were played in Blaine Minnesota, although the games don’t count in league standings they will still be highly competitive games due to the fact that there are numerous college coaches scouting the games. 
Riverkings played an exhibition game against the Wisconsin Dells Ducks and took home the W. The first period Jered Stevenson found the back of the net with the help of Rich Young and Raymond Fleming. During the second Jesse Edwards slipped on in with the help of Tomas Krchnak and Jordan Stear. The Riverkings went into the 3rd period 2-0. The puck found the net three times during the third as Payton Carter had help from Chase MacKenzie and Adam Peterson hit the net twice with assists coming from Fleming and Stear and Ey and Stear. The Ducks got three goals in the third, however the Riverkings came out on top winning 5-3! The Riverkings will be touring Minnesota Colleges today. At Hamline University the boys got to see more about the collegiate program and visit with former Riverking Sam Nelson (2015-16)! Building hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive

USPHL Premier Division: Players of the Week/Midwest Divisions

Congratulations to this week’s USPHL Premier Players Of The Week representing the Great Lakes, Midwest East and Midwest West Divisions!

Forward: Tie - Spencer Sandberg, Toledo Cherokee; Adam Peterson, Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings.

Sandberg, a ‘00 from Fort Wayne, Ind., scored four goals and three assists for seven points at the USPHL Chicago Showcase, including a three-point game against Tri-City. He is now averaging a point per game this year with 11 points in 11 games.

Peterson, a ‘98 veteran Riverking out of Chicago, Ill., posted four goals and two assists in helping the RiverKings win two out of the three games he played at the USPHL Chicago Showcase. Adam had the only goal in the Riverkings’ 1-0 shootout win against the Florida Jr. Blades in the USPHL Premier Game Of The Week. He now has eight points in seven games.

Defense: Tim Organ, Toledo Cherokee.

In three games at the USPHL Chicago Showcase, the ‘00 native of Toledo scored six goals and added three assists for nine points. That vaulted him to the team lead in points, with 12 through 11 games. Organ had a six-point game (hat trick, three assists) against Tri-City, and a second hat trick vs. the DME Swamp Rabbits.

Goal: MIke Zeleney, Dells Ducks.

Mike Zeleney posted a 30-save shutout against the MJDP team, which helped the Ducks to a 3-1 record at the USPHL Chicago Showcase. Zeleney is a ‘00 out of Clinton, Mich.

Game one against the Mullets

Riverkings answer with a score seconds after Mullets hit the board later in the first. Jesse Edwards collected the goal in the books with an assist from Jered Stevenson to keep the Riverkings tied with the Mullets. The second period started off with the Mullets setting up a goal, but only minutes later the Riverkings answered with McDonald finding the back of the net with the help of Zack Hartley and Jordan Stear. The second period closed with 2-2 on the board. Riverkings battled hard but couldn’t come back from the two goals the Mullets scored in the third. Three of the four Mullets goals came from power plays. The boys will play again against the Mullets at 2PM tomorrow at Lake Forest Sports Center to finish off the weekend. #SeasonFiveLookAlive

Game two against the Mullets

Riverkings started off the game with the first goal coming from Kyle Smith in the second period with the help of Luke Millius and Tanner Dey. Dey then found the back of the net in the middle of the second to put the Riverkings up 2-1 with assists going to Peterson and Trevino. The Mullets came back in the second to tie it up. The teams headed to overtime where the Mullets scored. Final read 2-3 Mullets. The boys head back to Minnesota next weekend for a College Showcase in conjunction with NCAA MIAC tournament as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive


Tune into WFHR Radio (channel 1320AM) on October 31, 2018, from 10:30 till 11:00am to hear Coach Quarters, Defenseman Chase MacKenzie and Forward Tanner Dey as they talk with host Carl Hilke about the season thus far, and to learn more about the Home Opener this Friday and Saturday at 7PM at SWCRC! Riverkings are excited to be back in action at home as we continue to build hockey up and down the river! #SeasonFiveLookAlive

Chicago Showcase, game #1 for the Riverkings a success


Riverkings kick of the USPHL Showcase with a 4-1 win over the Midwest Blackbirds! The first period kicked off with a bang as Adam Peterson sunk one in unassisted to put the boys on the board. Peterson kept the fire going with a goal assisted by Cole Creger. Before the period was over Thimo Ey put one up on the board with help from Peterson and Fleming. The end of period one read 3-1 Riverkings. Coming out in the second the boys kept the puck moving. In the latter part of the second half Chase MacKenzie was able to find the back of the net during a power play with help of Zach Hartley and Jesse Edwards. The team had 39 shots in total. Goalie Dom Paciocco accumulated 9 saves out of the 10 shots he faced for the game. The Riverkings play the Lansing Wolves tomorrow (10/12) at 4:40 PM as we continue to build hockey up and down the river. #SeasonFiveLookAlive

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